After Eiichiro Oda announced that his One Piece manga has reached the final stage, Netflix has now announced more news about their live-action One Piece series. First, they revealed a script for Episode One. Apparently, its working title is “Romance Dawn”. Of course, that is also the title of the first chapter of the One Piece manga. It also serves as the title for Eiichiro Oda’s One Shot, which was before One Piece received its serialization.
The script teaser also revealed that Matt Owens and Steven Maeda wrote the teleplay for the first episode. They also revealed the series’ official logo as well:
As they previously revealed, Netflix will be streaming the series exclusively. It will have ten episodes for the first season. Eiichiro Oda himself will be having an active role in the series as executive producer, alongside Maeda and Becky Clements. Tomorrow Studios is producing the series. You can check out Oda’s statement on the adaptation through this link.
Oda previously said that in the 20 years he has worked with One Piece, the talks of a live-action adaptation always came up. Now, after plenty of twists and turns, the mangaka has now found “a good partner” to make that live-action adaptation. The statement was revealed during the 20th anniversary event, and Oda said that while he’s very happy, the day is all about One Piece’s 20th anniversary, and the announcement just coincided with the celebrations. However, he said that his condition for the live-action adaptation is that he would never betray the fans who supported him for 20 years. He then said to look forward for further announcements about the new show.
In a video call, Adelstein stated that the live-action TV series will start with the East Blue arc and will “broaden from there.” Adelstein stated that he discussed the project with mangaka Eiichiro Oda personally, and also stated that the series promises to create “a true One Piece”.
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Source: Netflix Japan Twitter Page